Scouting Report: Brandon Silvers, QB, Troy

Orange Beach, AL | 6024 | 218 | 4.74E | 2018

Sixth-year senior; four-year starter. A shotgun quarterback who operates from single back, empty back and pistol formations. Team captain who has been praised for his maturity and development, according to the coaching staff. Utilizes a strong running back duo to help deceive opposing defenses on fakes and playaction. Quick releases, however, many of his throws seem to be pre-determined and he tends to telegraph his passes on a high frequency. Interesting to see the team lean on the running backs rather than the quarterback down the stretch against New Mexico State—he did not attempt a single pass on the final drive and it was clear to see the lack of confidence in his decision-making ability. His uncle, Carey Christensen, quarterbacked Troy State’s 1984 Division II national championship team. Currently projects as an undrafted free agent who could serve as an extra camp arm. Will need to continue to show improvement and will need an impressive draft season (all-star event/pro day).

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2016 (Junior): Led the Sun Belt with 23 touchdown passes – four more than anyone else in the league – and ranked fourth in the league with 244.6 passing yards (four total yards out of third) and third with a 133.05 passer rating … Threw just 12 interceptions on the season, the second fewest by any Sun Belt quarterback with at least 350 attempts … Threw multiple touchdown passes in each of the first six games of the season and in eight total games; had three touchdown passes against Southern Miss, Idaho and UMass … His touchdown total was tied for the 35th most in the country … His 63.7 completion percentage ranked 18th nationally and sixth among players with at least 450 attempts … Led the Sun Belt with 129 passes of 10 or more yards.

2015 (Sophomore): Ranked third in the Sun Belt with 216.2 passing yards per game, 20 touchdown passes, a 61.2 completion percentage and a 137.50 quarterback rating in 11 starts … His seven interceptions were the fewest among quarterbacks with at least 150 passing attempts (Silvers had 330 attempts) … Named to the All-Sun Belt Team as an honorable mention selection.

2014 (RS-Freshman): Broke Sam Bradford’s (Oklahoma) NCAA record for completion percentage by a freshman as he completed 70.5 percent of his passes (191-of-271); Bradford completed 69.5 percent of his attempts in 2007 … Named to the Sun Belt Conference Newcomer Team … Threw 11 touchdown passes and just three interceptions … Finished third in the Sun Belt with a 138.6 passer rating … Set the Troy record for consecutive passes to open a career without an interception – Silvers attempted 119 consecutive passes without an interception to start the season; Levi Brown (2008) held the record with 118 attempts without a pick … Over the final three games of the season, threw for 507 yards and five touchdowns … Started 11 games after missing Troy’s game at Georgia due to an injury he sustained in the second half against Abilene Christian.

2013 (Freshman): Redshirted … Member of the scout team

High School: Completed 108-of-201 pass attempts for 1,400 yards and six touchdowns as a senior … Also rushed for 410 yards on 116 carries (3.5 YPC) and nine touchdowns … Threw for 2,468 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior in his first year as a starter … ESPN.com said “this guy may be the most under the radar quarterback prospect in this class” … ESPN.com rated him as the 27th best quarterback in the nation and a three-start recruit

Personal: Full name is William Brandon Silvers … Son of Roz Ann and Jeff Silvers … Born May 9, 1994, in Pensacola, Fla. … Has one brother, Chase … Uncle Carey Christensen played quarterback on Troy’s 1984 national championship squad … Aunt Metta Roberts played basketball at South Alabama … Majoring in sport & fitness management